Modern Villagescape

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After the holidays died down, I found myself with quite a few boxes and some interesting cardboard packaging. I wasn't willing to yield so much good corrugated to the recycling just yet, so I hung on to some hoping to make a quick, easy craft that involved my boys. A simple villagescape of sorts was the result.

In addition to corrugated boxes, other materials you will need are: clear scotch tape, acrylic paint, sponge brushes, metal ruler, craft knife, and some paper to protect your work surface. 

Begin by sketching out building shapes onto flattened corrugated boxes. Carefully cut out with craft knife using the metal ruler as a guide for your blade. Cut out windows and doorways with the knife. We made sure our doorways were tall enough for toy trains and cars to pass through.

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Give each building a few coats of acrylic paint, letting dry between coats. When dry, attach little cardboard tabs with tape to the backside to prop up buildings. Group buildings together and even add a mountain or some trees and you have yourself a little modern village.

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Post by Jenn : Ambrosia Creative

 

  • http://play-trains.com/ Jessica @ Play Trains!

    These are fantastic! What a great idea, and so easy, cheap, and eco-friendly. Pinning to my Fun Train Stuff board.